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NickF last won the day on November 28 2014

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  • Birthday 10/02/1961

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    Colonel Mustard ( only a canoe!)
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    Deal, Kent

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  1. NickF


    a few years ago there were toilets and i think showers .. you just had to get the combination from the lockie to get in there.
  2. NickF

    Kayak storage

    How about get an inflatable and store it on board somewhere, they are surprisingly good.......I did 14km in mine the other day with no problems.
  3. NickF

    Hydropower - for property next to canal

  4. NickF

    Cheshire Ring from Autherley

    A nice plan B would be to go down to Stourport and onto the Severn, all the way to Tewkesbury, then back up the Avon to Stratford and through the middle of Birmingham to get back.
  5. NickF

    Cheshire Ring from Autherley

    check out https://canalplan.eu/ Autherley is a strange place to start for the Cheshire ring but with two weeks you could do the Four Counties as well .... up the Shropshire Union on the way there and down the Trent and Mersey on the way back. You ask in your original question how far to the Trent and Mersey ... Canal Plan says 10 hours to great Haywood Junction with the Trent and Mersey but this is not part of the Cheshire ring, you would need to do another 13 hours up the Trent and Mersey to reach the Macclesfield and start the Cheshire Ring. I am not sure you would have much time for sight seeing but it sounds like a good trip to me.
  6. NickF

    Hay fever

    That's interesting .. it does indeed, I was surprised by the long list of herbs and thought they actually were ingredients ... I am afraid as a scientist i really struggle with the concept of homeopathy but I accept that is my opinion....... if it works for you stick with it!
  7. NickF

    Hay fever

    Sorry to dissapoint, they are not homepathic they are herbal ... almost complete opposites! You don't need a presciption for beclomethasone nasal sparay ... you can buy it as beconase .... fluticasone is probably slightly better as it is once a day not twice. It takes a few days to build up to full effect so give it a good try and carry on taking your one a day non drowsy anti histamine as well,
  8. NickF

    Rochdale Canal

    You are dead right ... my apologies .... I did wonder where i was standing to take the photo as that position at Salterhebble would be in the canal! I saw the building in my photo and assumed it was Salterbhebble....I should have double checked.
  9. NickF

    Otters at Napton

    Have CaRT got any idea about anything?
  10. NickF

    Rochdale Canal

    Looking at street view the winding hole above Tuel Lane Lock is clearly too small for the OPs boat.
  11. NickF

    Rochdale Canal

    Sorry Dave ,.. I have edited my post above, I think I am wrong, the gate paddles will take a windlass.
  12. NickF

    Rochdale Canal

    If you do open the gates of Saterhebble to give yourself more space you will (I think) need a calder and hebble handspike. Althogh having checked out my photo unless it has changed you can open the gate paddle with a windlass
  13. NickF

    Rochdale Canal

    Handcuff key is what you need https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/302775603678?chn=ps&adgroupid=54300448927&rlsatarget=pla-398490654416&abcId=1130076&adtype=pla&merchantid=7171444&poi=&googleloc=9045101&device=c&campaignid=1029942144&crdt=0 and I can confirm from personal experience that they do not float so carrying a spare or two is a good idea!
  14. NickF

    Rochdale Canal

    I thought it was all (except Tuel Lane which is manned)
  15. NickF

    Rochdale Canal

    You can certainly wind at Sowerby Bridge here https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.7100978,-1.9010751,108m/data=!3m1!1e3 and I guess you could turn 72ft abover Salterhebble Locks .. here https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.6986675,-1.8574054,107m/data=!3m1!1e3 Or may be even at the and of the arm that goes from Salterhebble towards Halifax .... here https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.7018514,-1.8537953,64m/data=!3m1!1e3 Have fun!

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